Judith Lautner (judith) wrote,
Judith Lautner
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There is an answer

I stopped at the pharmacy to speak to the pharmacist after work today. The product I got through a prescription is simply Naproxen. The compound available over the counter is Napoxen Sodium. The sodium compound is more effective for headaches and menstrual pain, not very effective for inflammation. The straight naproxen is effective for inflammation.

The pharmacist did not know why the pill sizes differ so much. He said the actual amount of medicine is very small, that it would not take much room at all. He suspects that the prescription drug is a large pill for psychological reasons. People might believe it is more effective if it is actually larger.

I thanked him for his help. This was exactly what I wanted to know. I am glad I got the prescription.
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